Sean Crawley / Dead People Don't Make Jam
In his unique and punchy style, Sean Crawley takes the reader from the bush to the coast, riding on city trains, and into the suburban lives of ordinary Australian families.
Alan C. Williams / The Rain, the Park and Other Things
The Rain, the Park and Other Things is Alan Williams's first collection of stories.
Steve Jacobs / Crossroads
The powerful stories collected in Crossroads deal with the viciousness of apartheid and show how that policy dehumanised South Africans.
Maureen Mendelowitz / What have you done
He's a man used to getting what he wants. Single-minded and focused, he sets goals and inevitably achieves his aims. He loves his wife. But love is a living thing. It needs constant nourishment. Although his love for her is ever-present, it is not burning brightly enough.
Rose Helen Mitchell / Long is the Way and Hard
Harry, an Australian veteran from World War I, and Caitlin, an English girl, meet briefly at the end of the war. When Caitlin writes to Harry with the news that her husband Patrick has died, and that she has given birth to a son, Joseph, they begin friendly correspondence. Through these letters, Harry’s feelings for Caitlin grow into love and he eventually proposes marriage to her.
Ian Coulls / Bookends
Reflecting a lifetime of travel and people from everywhere, Ian Coulls’s stories are drawn from Western, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cultures.
Libby Sommer / Stories from Bondi
Stories from Bondi centre on women - their joys, doubts, loves and realisations.
Roslyn McFarland / All the Lives We've Lived
‘This is an exceptional novel - a work of the imagination edged with compelling reality.' - Robert Adamson
Leigh Swinbourne / Shadow in the Forest
Evelyn Carter, a young idealistic zoologist, travels to Tasmania as part of a project to keep that heat turned up. Deep in the wilderness, alone, she is confronted by an extraordinary event that will challenge both herself and her deep love of the natural world.
T.M. Collins / Until a Shrimp Learns to Whistle
A compellingly mordant yet profound and moving meditation on the ephemeral quality of our existence.
Anthony J. Langford / A Refugee's Rage
Two stories. Two individuals. One journey. One destiny.
Carol Patterson / State of the Heart
Carol Patterson’s arresting style infuses her short stories with fresh, vibrant life.
Dominic Kirwan / The Holy Babble
The Holy Babble is a sumptuous feast for the imagination. In this Hieronymus Bosch style drive-through, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny steal the Christ myth. Panty thieves, monkeys chained to word processors, and rebellious talking ants inhabit decrepit fringes of the city of Moralpanik.
Brian Hungerford / She Said She Knew What Side of the Family That Came From
Brian Hungerford is an award winning author and one of the World’s most experienced storytellers, in the oral tradition.
Derek Mortimer / Vigil & other stories
Some of the tales in Vigil are sad, some are funny, some are both. All are full of humanity and a love for life.
Laurie Brady / Beyond the Pale
This collection of short stories focuses on a variety of unusual but not atypical emotional and lifestyle reactions people experience as a result of guilt, compassion, indiscretion, abuse, jealousy, fantasy, loss, sense of mission, and impending death.
Terry Whitebeach & Gina Mercer (editors) / The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss
In this compelling collection, eighty-nine writers traverse their particular territory of loss and bring back travellers’ tales. Their skilfully crafted accounts are insightful, inspiring, amusing, heart-breaking, resilient and, above all, damn good reading.
Millicent Jones / Don't Chuck Me Out
How ordinary becomes extraordinary when you empty the cupboard and unravel the jottings. Then you will find that all lives are remarkable. Some make you weep more than others, but most are heroic.
Janis Spehr / Flowers for the Protestants
Most of the stories are located in a domesticated rural landscape which nevertheless retains a haunting, crooked beauty while some occur in an urban environment which enables women to forge new identities through work and love.
Julie Thorndyke / Mrs Rickaby's Lullaby
Mrs Rickaby’s Lullaby is an engaging novel of haunting lyricism and gentle humour, exploring the timeless themes of love, loss and widowhood, friendship and belonging.